Friday, May 8, 2009

Sullivan University honors New Orleans chef

Sullivan University's National Center for Hospitality Studies (NCHS) will present New Orleans chef Frank Brigtsen of Brigtsen's Restaurant with the Distinguished Visiting Chef Award on May 21. As part of the award, Brigsten will host a series of cooking demonstrations and question-and-answer sessions for Sullivan University students.

Brigtsen is the 36th recipient of the Distinguished Visiting Chef award, joining a list of chefs that includes Bob Kinkead (Kinkead's), Emeril Lagasse (, Louis Osteen (Louis's Las Vegas) and Deborah Madison ( NCHS launched the Distinguished Visiting Chef series as a culinary-inspired education program designed to connect students with top chefs.

Brigtsen's Restaurant was rated "Top Cajun Restaurant" in the 2000 Zagat survey and received a "Five Bean" rating from the New Orleans Times-Picayne.